desires

06/13/2024
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Central Knot of Desires

Sweet Mother, Sri Aurobindo speaks of a “central knot of desires” which must be cut. How can one do it, where should one start? The central […]
11/19/2023
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The Just Man

It is neither by moral precepts and observances, nor by a wide knowledge, nor by practising meditation, nor by a solitary life, nor by thinking”, that […]
08/26/2023
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Overcoming Desires and Attachments – Most Effective Way

Sweet Mother, What is the most effective way of overcoming desires and attachments: to cut them off all at one stroke, even at the risk of […]
12/26/2022
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

How to be cured?

In order to be cured, my child, not only is it necessary to stop all these unseemly practices completely, but it is necessary to get rid […]
12/09/2021
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Getting rid of indulgences

Q: After stopping tea my mind seems to become dull. I cannot take interest in anything. It has become difficult to attend my classes. All that […]
08/03/2021

On Thoughts and how to handle them

Q: Is it true that no one has his own thoughts? Either they come from the lower nature — from people — or from the higher […]
08/02/2021
Sri Aurobindo

The nature of thoughts, desires and impulses

Q: May I know the nature of thoughts, desires and impulses? How and why do they come into men? This is a thing one feels: one […]
01/20/2019

Conquering Desires

Yielding to desires is not the way of getting rid of them. There is no end to desires—each one which is satisfied is at once replaced […]